Atari FontMaker 1.4

New version of Atari FontMaker has been released.

Most recent version is on central Atari FontMaker page.

Philsan asked me to add export option for FastBasic, so added it just for fun to bring some old memories.

It has already been 3 years since the last update.

Atari FontMaker is written in Delphi, fortunately there is a Community edition available so it was not that hard to prepare the environment for the change.

After years of working in different languages it was really painful to get back to Pascal/Delphi..uh oh… ugly ugly ugly.

Code can be found here: sourceforge

Fortunately google provided solutions to all issues that came up during implementation… so here it is:


  • export dialog contains the output
  • copy “To Clipboard” button added
  • also ctrl+a, ctrl+c is working
  • added FastBasic export
  • added MADS dta export


Please download Atari FontMaker from its main page.

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6 thoughts on “Atari FontMaker 1.4

  1. it is good to refresh the knowledge from time to time, no need to be sorry 😉

  2. Hello Martin,

    Would you consider enhancing export to the ATARI BASIC with an option to encode the source code as ATASCII (i.e. $9B as end of line instead of $0D $0A), so that one can include it with the ENTER statement?

    Of course, this can be circumvented by an external text convertor, such as DRATEX.

    While working on fonts for CuLoMin and Train, I deeply missed two functions:

    – Use system clipboard to copy and paste (let us say from one instance of FontMaker to another)
    – Ability to copy/paste more than one character at a time.
    – Ability to exchange two characters

    Would you consider those for the next version?

    Thank you and best regards.

  3. Hi Baktra,
    EOL could be switched to $9B, I’m not exactly sure how it will look in the preview window… maybe just “Copy to clipboard” could have exceptional processing when atari basic export is used.
    Regarding copy and paste, I assume there might be an easy way to use real windows clipboard for a single character copy, however I’m not sure about the rest. Do you have any suggestion how to incorporate such options into existing GUI?

  4. Hi there,
    Thank you for a wonderful little program!
    I’m currently enjoying coding 6502 for my 800xl after 30 years away and I’m blown away with the quality of Atari games you have on here.
    Keep up the amazing work. I’ll be checking back often 🙂

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